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at the port. gtc otherwise known as geotechnical consultants was established in 1964 here in san francisco. they're a local business enterprise, geotechnical and geology firm. they have notable projects for the sfpuc for the port, and for bart. they are highly qualified. the lbe subconsultant goal for this project was 25%. the team exceeds that by coming in at 25.9%. they have highly qualified teams of consultants including land economic consultants, structural engineers, solar consultants for cost estimating, global and [speaker not understood] firm in the bay area, [speaker not understood] civil engineering firm in the bay area, esa -- esa, an environmental firm, and [speaker not understood] geotechnical.
the next steps will hopefully be to authorize the awards today. otherwise, to proceed november 24th. preliminary results would then come in may of next year. final results in september of next year. the contract value as mentioned before is at $425,000, so, it's a one-year duration. it's not a lot of money for all we want to accomplish and, so, this team -- and, in fact, all the teams came in with plans to really attack the problem and give us high value. and with that i'll conclude my presentation. any questions? >> so moved. >> second. >> any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners, commissioner brandon? >> no questions. >> [speaker not understood]?
>> i guess my only question is i guess this study will then help feed into the -- kind of what we need to do about the sea level rise, is that it? >> right. so, this study will give us a lot of geotechnical information and knowledge on the existing wall that we have, the geotechnical conditions that are there. that can be used to build on what we do for sea level rise and we are thinking we really have kind of a two-component strategy where we have some immediate needs to see us through the next 50 years in which time we will definitely see one or more very large earthquakes and we will continue to experience sea level rise. and there are points along the waterfront that we can take care of the problem within the next 50 years or so. beyond that we hope there is a much larger strategy, assuming the science is correct, the rate of rise is increasing. we'll need to rethink what we're doing along the waterfront.
this study helps us with information. its primary mission is to give us better understanding of the earthquake vulnerability as it exists food and what we need to do to prepare for it. >> thank you. >> yeah, i was going to ask the same question. but thanks for that answer. so [speaker not understood] all these tests will let us know whether we can use part of the existing or all of the existing sea walls we have and just add the bill on top of it, is that correct 2a it will, it will help inform us of that. >> right. and how do we come up with the figure of -- i know you did a point system. who determines 5 and a quarter? or 4 and a quarter, i should say. get estimates from four or five different companies? >> you mean the dollar value? all the companies were held to
the same dollar value. >> i see. >> we establish -- we budgeted $500,000 to look at the seawall or allocated 425 for the contract. all the firms knew that going in as the dollar amount. what can you do for 425, what can you give us, that was their challenge. >> some very reparable companies. i know quite a few of them. thank you, stephen. >> thank you. i would also have the same question regarding sea level rise. one question, in terms of some of the sea levels, i understand much of the assessment, but one of that was development of the conceptual level of earthquake retro fits. i assume that's not the design drawings per se? >> right, it's not design drawings at all. it's high-level concepts, what can we do, here are the various options, and then there are
cost benefit type of analysis that goes along with each one. so that we under -- with an understanding of what our possibilities here and what the costs and benefits appear to be. it's really top level conceptual stuff. and, so, out of that we should be able to then proceed with projects to reinforce our waterfront. >> and then i assume we don't have any prohibition if we then undertake future projects of having any of the members of this joint venture team getting on those? >> we should not, but, you know, there are conflict of interest regulations in the city. it's always a question as how to interpret them. but in general we're not asking for any proprietary information in this study. it will be a public document. and, so, there is very little chance of the firms that produce this information would
be out for -- would be conflict of interest for all future work. >> good, thank you. >> any other -- i'm sorry. will we be doing the same survey on the southern water front? >> southern water froth is a little bit different in that we don't have the seawall such as off the waterfront. and we have recently had a project, the mission bayshore line project, which would reinforce the actual shoreline there ~. the seawall lot 337 project, we'll be looking at its shoreline. as we get further down, pier 70 projects are looking at the shoreline there. and, so, there willible future work to be done, comprehensive work to be done to look at this other waterfront. it's not quite the same urgency as the northern waterfront at this time. >> and what about pier 80? and pier 96?
>> pier 96 will hopefully be part of a new break bulk facility. like i said, we will look at that portion of the waterfront in the future, but it does not have the immediate earthquake risk associated with the northern waterfront seawall. >> thank you. >> thank you. any other questions? seeing none, all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? that motion carries. thank you. >> thank you. >> item 12 a, request authorization to seek california state lands commission approval to terminate the public trust over daggett street pursuant to sb 815 (senator migden; 2007). >> good afternoon, president katz, members of the commission. [speaker not understood] benson, special projects director here with robin
havens, project manager from the office of economic and workforce development, and steve [speaker not understood] from the planning department. to talk about daggett street ~. daggett street is one of a number of very strange parcels of land that were conveyed from the state of california to the port, the burton act and the transfer agreement. this happens to lie in the filled area of mission bay that's on the other side, the land side of 280. it's quite a distance from the waterfront and it's a [speaker not understood] artifact that it's in port jurisdiction, relates to our maritime functions. we don't manage it as a piece of property. it's actually a dedicated street, city street. so, we're here to seek your permission today to terminate the trust on daggett street,
get permission from state lands to do that as one step on the path to conveying this property of fair market value from one city department to a neighborhood park. a little background. you all know that our city has been rezoning big areas of the eastern neighborhoods of this city. that was the eastern neighborhoods plan that encompassed the mission, potrero, showplace square, the central waterfront and east soma. really to enable more housing development, to enable the city to reach its housing goals, housing production goals over the next couple of decades. it's been quite successful. it grappled with a number of issues in asking the residents of these areas to take that density. big question was what about parks, and the other sort of public benefits that are needed to support that new development. and there is not a lot of space for parks in the eastern neighborhoods. this is zooming into the showplace square area right
adjacent to mission bay. it gives you a sense of currently planned parks. what's not shown on the slide, port is actually doing a great job through david's [speaker not understood] efforts to pursue the greenway on the bay edge to the right side of this. you'll see daggett, the proposed daggett park in the center of this. it became a very high priority for the eastern neighborhoods citizens advisory committee to develop this park in an area that didn't have a lot of open space. this is a map of the daggett street right-of-way. it's a very strange street shape laying between 7th and 16th street. used to be surrounded by the golden paint factory. it's been rezoned, land around it has been rezoned for residential project. as i said before, the street is a dedicated street. it's almost 40,000 square feet, just a little under an acre.
we proposed to sell the street to the real estate department as i said before to enable construction of what will be a developer funded park, a developer of surrounding residential will pay for the park and pay to maintain it in perpetuity. and it's cut off on this slide, but we believe that this transaction fulfills both the policy objective of the eastern neighborhoods plan and of sb 815, which i'll turn to now. sb 815 was a bill that port commission authored, authorized port staff to get in 2007 to terminate the trust on some of these paper streets and nontrust leasing of some of our seawall lots. the money that we obtained from selling these parcels or leasing them from our trust purposes is set aside under sb 815 to fund the port's ten-year capital plan.
and the state [speaker not understood] commission itself has to make a number of finding with regard to the lands. generally to find that it's not needed for maritime purposes or other public trust purpose he he, but it's really cut off from the water. daggett street is a perfect example of this. we believe that these finding are easy to reach. what's not shown on this slide for some reason it's not projecting well, we find we're not getting fair market value for the property. so, we did an appraisal. clifford advisory, llc, is in the city's appraisal pool. they issued an appraisal february 1st, 2014. the instructions were a little bit different than he we normally issued because it's a dedicated street. the city has long-standing policies not to vacate streets for private purposes, but only to do it really for public purposes. that's in the city's general plan. so, we asked them to look at the value of the property,
assuming the p-zoning, public zoning and open space height and bulk, [speaker not understood] very creative and they said, okay, well, usually that means low value, but looking at how this park will increase the value of the surrounding residential, they did comparable analysis, came up with $1.6 million value conclusion. port staff was very happy about that. the proposed transaction, if authorized by the port commission, we would go up to state land, seek the funding that i talked about, subject to your approval, daggett street would be transferred in an as-is position from the port to the real estate division who would pay us $1.6 million from a grant from the state of california to support parks associated with housing development. we expect that that would happen sometime early next year. and after that the developer
would be in a position to build this park. so, with that, i'll conclude my presentation and answer any questions you have. >> so moved. >> second? >> second. >> any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioner? >> well, we just got the one? >> yeah. i wish we had a dozen of these. we actually have a few other streets. there are some that were congregated right around the hold hunters point power plant that we included in sb 815. there was [speaker not understood] quite close to daggett street. i'm forgetting the name of it, but it was the subject of prior litigation that the port commission resolved. and sb 815 also included all the seawall lots south of market street. so, seawall lot 330, seawall
lot 337, that's the focus of the giants development. there we're not seeking to terminate the trust in its entirety necessarily, but to allow non-trust development. but under the same for la where proceeds generated will help the port with capital needs ~. >> the building that is going on there, will that be 100% affordable? >> there is no -- other than park, there is no building construction planned for daggett street itself. adjacent to it there is a market rate project that includes -- i believe it's got on-site inclusionary, meeting the eastern neighborhoods standard for on-site inclusionary, which is actually a bit higher than the rest of the city. >> so, the port feels that this 1.6 or $42 a square foot is adequate? >> we do. we were frankly given the city's policies around dedicated street and the fact
this is a dedicated street, you know, we were very pleased to get this value from this asset because it's a discretionary act for the city to vacate the street. without the city taking that action, it would be hard for the port to reach any value. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> so, brad, i guess you did mention this funding is can you have forgive a grant. so, actual cash will be received? >> actual cash, he yes. >> and given that [speaker not understood] state lands, when do we anticipate the transaction could close? >> well, we would hope that the transaction would close in early part of next year when the grant fund are in hand. our hope is if you approve this and we communicate with state lands that we may be able to come back to you to seek your authorization to enter the m-o-u at your november meeting. >> and i guess this 1.6 million
in terms of our own financial forecast, is it in the numbers or not in the numbers? >> no, it was not forecast and it would be additive to the fund that would be available to the commission to program for capital or other purposes. >> that's nice to know. nice to have. >> if the planning goes as planned we would be getting the payment right about the same time we would be taking up the five-year financial forecast, and then any supplement to the two-year budget or the two-year capital budget. >> so, i guess we will hear from you at some point what you would like to do with these proceeds. >> yes, you'll have to appropriate them, number one. the board will have to. so, there will be an action either as a stand alone item going to the board of supervisors or rolled into a budget amendment. >> brad, i've got a question for you. so, right now basically we're
not getting any revenue off the property right now, right, correct? >> that's correct. >> and secondly, once it goes to the state lands, could they come back with something or are you guaranteed it's a slam dunk? would they come back with something because of the burton act? what is the plus and minuses, what could they say? >> well, they have to -- so, on the, sort of the generic fundfinding that are required to terminate the trust, that it's cut off from the water, it was sold as part of a highly beneficial program of harbor improvement, that it can't be used for trust purposes, i will say that it's a slam tunc. the sb 815 made those findings as well, but it asked the commission to go through that exercise each transaction. you know, the big thing that we're pursuing is their sign off that this is [speaker not understood]. i'll describe to you the appraisal instructions we gave and sort of the unique nature of the land that it's a dedicated street.
so, they have to make a fair market value at the commission level in order to authorize us to sell it and that's what we'll be working with them. >> thank you. so, they'll take responsibility for any contaminants or whatever is on the lot? >> it's an as-is sale, so, yes. >> thank you. >> i'd just like to point out and just let the public be aware that we appreciate that the port is facilitating the opportunity to create added park space in keeping with so much of the park space we're providing an open space along the waterfront. this is really a nice added opportunity to provide for the green areas for the public here in the city. so, i'm excited about that opportunity as well. >> we'll make sure that the commission gets invited to the ribbon cutting for the park. [laughter]
>> any further comments? >> we're ready to vote. >> seeing none, all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? that motion carries. thank you, brad. >> thank you very much. >> item 13, new business. he >> not sure of any new business aside from the open house suggestion. ~ >> [speaker not understood] going in for a tour soon. we'll certainly reach out to larger groups when the tour of the cruise 7 terminal. >> i'm not sure there is any new business. so, is there a motion to adjourn? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> meeting is adjourned with proviso of go giants. [adjourned]
>> you're watching quick bite, the show that has san francisco. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we're here at one of the many food centric districts of san francisco, the 18th street corridor which locals have affectionately dubbed the castro. a cross between castro and gastronomic. the bakery, pizza, and dolores park cafe, there is no end in sight for the mouth watering food options here. adding to the culinary delights is the family of business he
which includes skylight creamery, skylight and the 18 raisin. >> skylight market has been here since 1940. it's been in the family since 1964. his father and uncle bought the market and ran it through sam taking it over in 1998. at that point sam revamped the market. he installed a kitchen in the center of the market and really made it a place where chefs look forward to come. he created community through food. so, we designed our community as having three parts we like to draw as a triangle where it's comprised of our producers that make the food, our staff, those who sell it, and our guests who come and buy and eat the food. and we really feel that we wouldn't exist if it weren't for all three of those
components who really support each other. and that's kind of what we work towards every day. >> valley creamery was opened in 2006. the two pastry chefs who started it, chris hoover and walker who is sam's wife, supplied all the pastries and bakeries for the market. they found a space on the block to do that and the ice cream kind of came as an afterthought. they realized the desire for ice cream and we now have lines around the corner. so, that's been a huge success. in 2008, sam started 18 reasons, which is our community and event space where we do five events a week all around the idea of bringling people closer to where the food comes from and closer to each other in that process. >> 18 reasons was started almost four years ago as an educational arm of their work. and we would have dinners and a few classes and we understood
there what momentum that people wanted this type of engagement and education in a way that allowed for a more in-depth conversation. we grew and now we offer -- i think we had nine, we have a series where adults learned home cooking and we did a teacher training workshop where san francisco unified public school teachers came and learned to use cooking for the core standards. we range all over the place. we really want everyone to feel like they can be included in the conversation. a lot of organizations i think which say we're going to teach cooking or we're going to teach gardening, or we're going to get in the policy side of the food from conversation. we say all of that is connected and we want to provide a place that feels really community oriented where you can be interested in multiple of those things or one of those things and have an entree point to meet people. we want to build community and we're using food as a means to
that end. >> we have a wonderful organization to be involved with obviously coming from buy right where really everyone is treated very much like family. coming into 18 reasons which even more community focused is such a treat. we have these events in the evening and we really try and bring people together. people come in in groups, meet friends that they didn't even know they had before. our whole set up is focused on communal table. you can sit across from someone and start a conversation. we're excited about that. >> i never worked in catering or food service before. it's been really fun learning about where things are coming from, where things are served from. >> it is getting really popular. she's a wonderful teacher and i think it is a perfect match for us. it is not about home cooking. it's really about how to facilitate your ease in the kitchen so you can just cook. >> i have always loved eating food. for me, i love that it brings me into contact with so many wonderful people. ultimately all of my work that
i do intersects at the place where food and community is. classes or cooking dinner for someone or writing about food. it always come down to empowering people and giving them a wonderful experience. empower their want to be around people and all the values and reasons the commitment, community and places, we're offering a whole spectrum of offerings and other really wide range of places to show that good food is not only for wealthy people and they are super committed to accessibility and to giving people a glimpse of the beauty that really is available to all of us that sometimes we forget in our day to day running around. >> we have such a philosophical mission around bringing people together around food. it's so natural for me to come here.
>> we want them to walk away feeling like they have the tools to make change in their lives. whether that change is voting on an issue in a way that they will really confident about, or that change is how to understand why it is important to support our small farmers. each class has a different purpose, but what we hope is that when people leave here they understand how to achieve that goal and feel that they have the resources necessary to do that. >> are you inspired? maybe you want to learn how to have a patch in your backyard or cook better with fresh ingredients . or grab a quick bite with organic goodies. find out more about 18 reasons by going to 18 reasons.org and learn about buy right market and creamery by going to buy right market.com. and don't forget to check out our blog for more info on many of our episodes at sf quick
. >> to my right is supervisor tang, the vice chair, president chu will be joining us soon and we are also joined by supervisor scott weiner today. the clerk is erica major and i'd also like to thank the sfgov tv folks who are filming our meeting today, jessie larson and josh what alexander. madam clerk, do you have any announcements? >> please make sure to silence all cell phones and electronic devices. speaker cards and all documents to be included as part ftd file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted on today will appear on the november 4 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> item 1 is municipal transportation agency to discuss auto fees for stolen vehicles. >> supervisor weiner, thank you. >> thank you, madam chair, for angendizing this item today. i very much appreciate it. today, colleagues, this he